Hyphenated-American Courses Promote Resentment and Divisiveness

Jun 22, 2015 by

Tony Diaz teaches a Mexican American Literature class at Houston Community College Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in Houston. When Diaz heard that Tucson schools were forced to dismantle a popular Mexican American studies program and yank Hispanic history books from classrooms, he started organizing a protest. He invented a word to describe his new mission: Librotraficante - or book trafficker. "They want to erase our literature, history and our culture.  (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Tony Diaz teaches a Mexican American Literature class at Houston Community College

“Hyphenated-American Courses Promote Resentment and Divisiveness”

By Donna Garner

6.23.15

 

By reading the chronologically arranged articles from the bottom of the page up to the present time (Texas Observer article dated 6.19.15), Texans will be able to trace how Tony Diaz is moving his dangerous Mexican-American Studies Program (MASP) right into our Texas public schools.

 

“On January 12, 2012. Tucson, Arizona, suspended its Mexican-American Studies Program after an administrative law judge ruled it ‘violated Arizona state law because it promoted the overthrow of the U. S. government and promoted resentment toward a race or class of people…’  The Arizona law is under appeal to the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

Tony Diaz spent two years protesting the ban on the Mexican-American Studies Program in TUSD and then moved to Texas to become the director of intercultural initiatives at Lone Star College’s North Harris campus outside Houston, Texas.  

 

MASP courses are offered to students as electives but are not required courses by the state of Texas.  Therefore, local parents need to pressure their local school boards and administrators not to offer any hyphenated-American courses because they end up causing divisiveness, hatred, and bitterness among the student body.

 

We are all Americans and have come from many diverse backgrounds. All contribute to the good of our country; and we need our school children to learn to be proud of America and the many groups that have made it the greatest nation in the world.   – Donna Garner

 

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6.19.15 – “Dragging the State Board into the Present” – by Patrick Michels – Texas Observer http://www.texasobserver.org/making-the-case-for-mexican-american-studies/

 

 

5.4.14 – “Texas State Board Decision Opens Pandora’s Box” – by MerryLynn Gerstenschlager – EdViews.orghttp://www.educationviews.org/texas-state-board-decision-opens-pandoras-box/

 

 

4.21.14 – “Danger: Aztlan in Texas and the U. S.” – by Donna Garner – EdViews.orghttp://www.educationviews.org/danger-aztlan-texas-u-s/

 

 

4.11.14 — “SBOE: Voted for Hyphenated-American Studies Courses” – by Donna Garner – EdViews.orghttp://www.educationviews.org/sboe-voted-hyphenated-american-studies-courses/

 

4.9.14 — “Texans: Speaking out Made Easy – Just Cut, Copy, Paste”

by Donna Garner – EdViews.orghttp://www.educationviews.org/texans-speaking-easy-cut-copy-paste/

 

4.1.14 — “Texans Needed To Testify at SBOE Meeting — Against Mexican American Course” — by Donna Garner – EdViews.orghttp://www.educationviews.org/tony-diaz-pushing-mexican-american-studies-texas/

 

 

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

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    JUSTICEFORALL

    THIS ARTICLE IS VERY TRUE. SOMEONE WROTE AN ARTICLE ON NOV. 13, 2009 THAT IN AFRICA, A PROFESSOR FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, PROF. KOFI AGYEKUM DID A STUDY AND FOUND THAT THE EXISTENCE OF SEPARATIST ETHNIC GROUPS IN THE COUNTRY’S SCHOOLS CAUSED ETHNIC VIOLENCE “SINCE IT TENDS TO BREED DIVISION INSTEAD OF UNITY.” WE NEED WAYS TO BRING THE CHILDREN TOGETHER – NOT TO SEPARATE THEM. ALSO, MANY, MANY OF THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES’ BOOKS RESEARCHED IN 2007 IN TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WERE FOUND TO BE TEACHING THE CHILDREN “SEPARATISM” & “HATE” (TOWARD WHITE PEOPLE)(NOT TO MENTION MAKING A “REVOLUTION” AGAINST THE UNITED STATES!

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